Online giving is safe, easy and secure. Make a one-time contribution or schedule convenient recurring payments.
You can also give to Wedgwood by depositing a check into one of the lockboxes conveniently located throughout our campus.
You can prioritize giving in your budget.
The Bible indicates giving is to be a “first” and not a last or leftover matter in our lives. Read Proverbs 3:9-10. It is easy to let our standards and intentions be compromised by the press of expenses and billing cycles.
You can increase your faithfulness.
Have you ever forgotten your gift, left it at home or pledged to double it in the future? Have you had times where you have fallen behind because of travel and other schedule interruptions? Online giving provides a way to strengthen your faithfulness.
You can help your church.
Through online giving, you expedite your gift, simplify our accounting, and strengthen our base of regular support.
You can encourage faith and faithfulness in the lives of fellow believers.
As you plan and prioritize your giving, you will lead the way for others to grow and mature in their spiritual stewardship. Being a forerunner in this new area of planned giving, you can provide personal testimony and example for others to follow.
Missions, reducing principal loans, new works, these programs and others are funded by offerings that are above and beyond contributing to our General Fund. When you make your online contribution, you’ll see these different categories. Prayerfully consider what God might be calling on you to do as good stewards of his blessings.
Missions are a strong part of Wedgwood. Wedgwood does missions a little different than most churches. We have a separate budget for missions which we call “Love Offering For Jesus,” or LOFJ for short. It allows individuals to give monthly to help them better budget what God has led them to give toward missions, and to help the church support missions throughout the year. Wedgwood supports Lottie Moon, Annie Armstrong, and state missions through LOFJ. We also support former Wedgwood family whom God calls to serve as missionaries, both short term as well as career.
LOFJ has allowed Wedgwood to sponsor trips to six of the seven continents, and over 50 countries, several more than once. We have sent several thousand people and given several million dollars to support missions around the world.
Wedgwood has sent missionaries as far south as Australia and as far north as Alaska. We have sent missionaries to the Ukraine, Romania, and Russia in the former communist bloc, France, Spain, and Wales in Europe, Swaziland, Senegal, and Algeria in Africa, and Brazil, Peru, and Venezuela in South America. Wedgwood family have also shared Christ in China, India, Malaysia, and Madagascar, and many other places in the world.
We have an ongoing missions work in Ethi0pia, Alaska and Wales where we partner with churches and missionaries on the field to reach the people of these countries. The LOFJ offerings also support former Wedgwood Family wnow serving overseas. Between Wedgwood members on short term trips, and former members serving as career missionaries, Wedgwood has shared Christ in 55 countries.
At Wedgwood we also believe missions starts at home. LOFJ supports many local ministries such as Union Gospel Mission, Beautiful Feet, Pregnancy Lifeline, and the Gideon’s.
Wedgwood believes missions are an important part of what God has called us to do.
Matthew 6:19-21: 19 “Don’t collect for yourselves treasures[a] on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But collect for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves don’t break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Our “Touching Eternity” ministry was set up to provide for the future. The gifts given to Touching Eternity have allowed Wedgwood to be a part of starting new ministries in Fort Worth. Because of continued faithful giving, we will be prepared to assist new ministries, or even start new ministries as the Lord leads us. These new ministries may be a new church plant, a Hispanic Ministry, or a ministry working with refugees from other countries. Touching Eternity may also include land or buildings in the future for these new ministries or for the growth of Wedgwood Baptist.
Luke 14:28–30: “For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it—lest, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish’?”
Wedgwood prayed diligently each time we upgraded our facilities. We counted the cost and never built more than we could afford. Praise God our people have been faithful to give and we are on track to pay off our Building Loan early.
The Principal Reduction program allows you to make a payment to directly reduce the amount of principal for funds that have been borrowed for contruction and capital improvement.